Breakwater

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Breakwater walls consist of irregular rock blocks, large and multifaceted, uncut form, with a mass of between 300 and 3000 kg. The walls of breakwater have containment or support functions. Each RIPRAP placement is carried out on an individual basis, with specific machinery, so the whole present lower volume of voids as possible, getting high values of the apparent specific gravity of placed rockfill and good stability of the wall. Walls of RIPRAP and types according to their function of slopes and embankments in remove retaining walls: the main determinant which tend to present the walls of decontencion RIPRAP is that they should run on a natural slope or slope in dismount, in which only certain specific actions may be undertaken. The reason for the execution of the wall is often the appearance of the hillside or slope stability problems. Acting isolated or in conjunction with other actions, the retaining wall must provide a level of adequate containment on the road. Stuffed sustaining walls: in general, the breakwater wall is part of one filling that is projected as the new work in its entirety.

The project, therefore, must include both the definition of the breakwater wall and filling, there still a wide range of solutions for the design of the joint type section. Advantages of the walls of placed rockfill ease of drainage through the existing gaps between the breakwaters. Ease of adaptation to differential movements of the terrain, and may admit certain distortions without that the breakwater wall structural damage. Relative ease of integration of the breakwater in the environment, being a natural material. The Geotechnical parameters obtained with the placed RIPRAP are, in general, better than those obtained with poured breakwater system.